Wrens in Camera

Wrens in Camera
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Lee Miller. Text by Miss K. Palmer. With an Introduction by Mrs. Laughton Mathews, D.B.E..

Hollis and Carter. London. 1945. First edition. Blue cloth-bound boards, dust jacket. 79 pages. Illustrated throughout with black-and-white photographs. English. 255 x 195mm. 0.35kg. . Very good, in very good dust jacket; light shelf wear to jacket and boards, a short 1cm tear to top edge of front panel, some light soiling and spotting to spine and fore-edges, not price-clipped; light wear to edges of boards, boards slightly bowed; a very good copy of a fragile war-time publication.

During the Second World War Lee Miller was the official war photographer for Vogue magazine. The images contained in Wrens in Camera were commissioned by the Admiralty and show the female navy officers and workers fulfilling their war duties. There are signallers, technicians, trainers, housekeepers and transport crews. The whole is an important document of women's roles in war-time Britain. Loosely inserted is an envelope containing two press clippings and three photos pertaining to a WRVS Centre Organiser, Margaret Spriggs, MBE.